The Cole Pottery, White Hart Lane, Tottenham

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An oil painting of the pottery house 'Tentdale' - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)
An oil painting of the pottery house 'Tentdale' - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

"The understanding within my mother's family was that the pottery was started by John Cole. The earliest documentary evidence comes from the rating records, from which it appears that sometime between 1870 and 1877, the Coles took over the occupation of the site. The 1877 rating record does not say which Cole. The 1881 rating record, however, puts the business in the name of John's son, E. G. Cole."

"...moved to the White Hart Lane site which was a rich source of blue clay, particularly suitable for flower pots"